Making Peace Vigil

Standing up for peace

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL

Posted by strattof on October 21, 2010

TUESDAY OCTOBER 26, 7:30 pm

GHOSTS (Canada 2009, 53 min)

The name “Maher Arar” is now well-known in Canada. Less familiar are the stories of three other Canadians–Muayyed Nureddin, Abdullah Almalki, and Ahmad El Maati–who were also tortured with the complicity of the Canadian government. Winner of the Audience Choice Award at the Montreal Human Rights Watch Festival, Ghosts follows the three men over a one-year period as they seek answers from the Canadian government. *Under One Sky: Voices of Youth  will also be screened.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 27, 7:30 pm

BURMA VJ (Denmark 2008, 84 min)

Armed with video-cameras, a tenacious band of Burmese reporters face down death to expose the repressive regime controlling their country. Winner of over 40 international awards, Burma VJ was also nominated for the 2009 Oscar for best documentary. *With special guest speaker from the Canadian Friends of Burma

THURSDAY OCTOBER 28, 7:30 pm

UNDER RICH EARTH (Canada 2008)

In a remote mountain valley in Equador, coffee and sugarcane farmers resist the prospect of being forced off their land to make way for a Canadian mining project. In a world dominated by news of massacres and terrorism, Under Rich Earth is a surprising and poignant tale of hope and determination.

UNIVERSITY OF REGINA, CLASSROOM BUILDING 112

Free Admission

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